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in the legal arena in america. here in phoenix, jodi arias' life is on the line. today a medical examiner is set to testify to the pain and the suffering that man endured. he is the victim, travis alexander. >>> also in las vegas, o.j. simpson talking. he's expected to take the stand. he's trying to get a new trial, but to get one, he's going to have to trash his former lawyer. >>> and in washington, d.c. this hour, president obama is honoring police officers who have been lost in the line of duty and we begin with twin krfrs in d.c. and twin controversies in d.c. of course, the justice department also being accused of secretly seizing the phone records of the associated press, having done so answering to it. attorney general eric holder expected to face tough, tough questions on both of those issues when he appears at a house hearing on capitol hill about two hours from now. and here is just a small example of the combative tone that exists right now between republicans and the white house. >> i've never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> i can te
and -- it is all happening at this very moment. first, the jodi arias trial. she's in court for a mini trial of sorts. this is the first part of her sentencing phase in her criminal trial. it will decide whether she gets life in prison or death. in washington, eric holder is being grilled on a couple of scandals that are rocking the obama administration right now. we're going to begin in las vegas where america's most famous defendant officially speaks. o.j. simpson taking the stand. and o.j. appears wearing prison blues with his feet shackled and originally his hands shackled, but his right hand freed. he's testified now for nearly two hours in his effort to win a brand-new robbery and kidnapping trial. remember, he did not take the stand at his double murder trial. he did not take the stand at the original robbery and kidnapping trial that landed him here. but here he is right now and he's decided to speak under oath, officially. so far he has told the court that he was reluctant at first to try to recover personal items that he learned some memorabilia dealers were selling. they were his
're keeping our eye on two big blockbuster courtroom battles. this afternoon jodi arias back in court as jurors decide whether she will face the death penalty. the big question for the jury did she act with cruelty in killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. we are also following this when court resumes at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. >>> in a matter of hours o.j. simpson will take the stand in his latest attempt to get a new trial. >> i wasn't there to hurt anybody. i just wanted my personal things and i realize now i was stupid. i'm sorry. i didn't mean to steal anything from anybody. and i didn't know i was doing anything illegal. >> simpson is serving up to 33 years in prison for the 2007 sports memorabilia heist in las vegas. he was convicted of robbery, kidnapping, and assault, but now he blames another man, his former attorney, for giving him bad legal advice. we'll go live outside the courthouse in las vegas. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, carol. o.j. is going to try to push the attorney under the bus so to speak when he takes the stand. they'll go through 19 cl
or the 2008 case that landed him in prison. >>> jodi arias back in court today to begin the sentencing phase of other trial before jurors can consider imposing the death penalty they must answer a key question. was arias cruel when she killed ex-boyfriend travis alexander. arias is now out of a prison psychiatric ward and sent her first tweet. any donations to my family or me or made only at jodi arias is innocent.com. any other source asking for donations is fraudulent. thank you. >>> angelina jolie is receiving overwhelming support after the revelation that she carries a breast cancer gene and underwent breast removal surgery. her biggest supporter is her partner of eight years, brad pitt. he told "usa today" she could have stayed private about it and i don't think anyone would have been none the wiser with good results but it was important for her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn't have to be a scary thing. in fact, it can be an empowering thing and something that makes you stronger and us stronger. >> wow. >>> ahead on "starting point," a beautiful model's lif
a jury reaching a verdict in the second phase of the jodi arias murder trial. it only took an hour and a half for them to find that arias was cruel when she stabbed, shot, and nearly decapitated her ex-boyfriend, travis alex ander in 2008. that word cruel was crucial. they had to agree on that and do so unanimously to open up the possibility of a death sentence. now they've done. that they can choose death. that is the next phase of the trial. but our senior legal analyst says the next stage is a lot more complicated challenge for the prosecution because they have to show arias deserves no mercy. that last phase is expected to go on for about a week. today marks exactly one month since the boston marathon bombing and while it was day of remembrance, a new controversy is brewing. 13 deputy fire chiefs say their chief didn't show leadership that day. today the mayor addressed their letter of no confidence in which they allege the chief has become a spectator at emergency scenes. he says his fire commissioner is looking into the allegations and will need answers before deciding what t
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